Since your home is your largest investment, it’s natural for you to want any home improvement projects to add to that investment – especially in a growing city like Birmingham. Projects like kitchen and bathroom updates are no-brainers if you’re looking to increase your home’s value, but one update typically falls under the radar: replacement windows.
Yep, replacement windows can add to your home’s value! Whether you’re planning on selling your home in the future or just want to update your house for your own family, replacement windows are a great investment. Let’s look at just how much value you can expect new windows to add.
The exact amount of value that new windows add will vary based on the number of windows your home has, window size, window material, and the current real estate market. Since we install vinyl replacement windows at Window World, let’s use this material to get a ballpark estimation of your return on investment (ROI).
Based on HomeLight’s Top Agent Insights Survey, which surveyed real estate agents across the country, you can expect an ROI of around 81% from professionally-installed vinyl replacement windows. The 2020 Cost vs. Value Report from Remodeling estimates a 72% return on investment.
So with new windows, you can expect anywhere from 72%-81% return on your investment. That’s one of the highest ROIs of any remodeling project!
What makes replacement windows so enticing for a buyer? A few things:
In many cases, yes, replacing your home’s windows before selling is worth it. It may add to the asking price of your house, helping you recoup the costs, and will likely help your home sell faster. If your windows are outdated, the thought of spending thousands to replace them can scare buyers away.
If you’re planning on selling your home and any of the following apply to your current windows, window replacement would be beneficial before putting your house on the market:
When you replace your home’s windows, you’ll add comfort, curb appeal, and value to your central Alabama home. Explore our window styles and get started by requesting your free estimate today!